Approved: 16.08.2006

Robert Hart

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Approved: 16.08.2006

There are particular places, which hold a sustained interest for me, and over a period of time these places have connected and merged becoming inextricably linked to states of mind, to particular events and memories.
I feel a strong bond with the landscape that I grew up in, the open moorlands of the North-west of England. As a displaced northerner, my interest and feelings for the magnificent

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  • Location: Nottingham, East Midlands
  • Artforms: Drawing, Mixed media, Painting, Printmaking
  • Tags: 2d, abstract, colour, landscape, metaphor, painting, built, narrative, works on paper, buildings, environmental, built environment, print, symbolic, environment
 

Biography

There are particular places, which hold a sustained interest for me, and over a period of time these places have connected and merged becoming inextricably linked to states of mind, to particular events and memories. I feel a strong bond with the landscape that I grew up in, the open moorlands of the North-west of England. As a displaced northerner, my interest and feelings for the magnificent desolation of the moorland landscape have grown stronger over the years; it has become my mental physiognomy, my portable kingdom. I draw inspiration from those places on the fringes, the open expanses of the Pennine moorlands of Lancashire, the embattled coastline of North Norfolk and Northumberland. The landscape as a site of conflict has been of long time interest to me; the relentless assault of the sea upon the Eastern coastline, of the weather upon the moorlands. The traces of intrusions made into the landscape, the remains of abandoned fortifications and refuges, testimonies to a past of defense, and of resistance and settlement. I use colour to evoke moods and feelings quite subjectively. My paintings evolve mostly through improvisation, working intuitively from initial subjects without fixed notions of what a finished painting will look like. Perhaps the paintings are attempts at trapping illusive, fleeting thoughts, recalled memories or feelings that spark between oneself and a place, in time." Career path Qualifications: 1986 MA, Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University 1979 BA Hons, Fine Art, University of Central Lancashire Teaching Experience: 1999 Part-time Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University, Faculty of Visual Arts 1988 Lecturer in Art and Design, West Nottinghamshire College 1983/84 Part-time Lecturer in Painting, Fine Art Department, University of Central Lancashire Areas of work: Tertiary education Adult education Curating Exhibiting Lecturing Practice-based research Workshops Collections: C.C.N Group Plc, Nottingham Nottingham Trent University Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield Dale Duesing, Wisconsin, USA

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 1998 - A Coloured Land, Chalk Farm Gallery, London 1995 - Robert Hart; Recent Paintings, Le Chat Noir Gallery, London 1992 - Robert Hart; Recent Paintings, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham 1991 - Robert Hart; Open Slot, Mappin Art Gallery, Sheffield 1988 - Recent Work, Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University Group exhibitions 2011 - Beyond the Horizon, Embrace Arts, Richard Attenborough Centre, Leicester 2011 - Tarpey Gallery Open Exhibition, Tarpey Gallery, Castle Donnington 2010 - Buy Art , Art Fair, Spinningfields, Manchester 2009 - Across the Divide, Artroom Gallery, Parkgate, Wirral 2006 - Art Now, Atticus Arts, Bath 2005 - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London 2005 - Lie of the land, Byard Art, Cambridge 2005 - Under Construction, Gallerytop, Rowsley, Derbyshire 2004 - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London 2004 - Group Show, Thomas Henry Fine Art, Nantucket, USA 2004 - Sea Spirit, Byard Art, Cambridge 2002 - Paintings, Bishop Phillpotts Gallery, Truro, Cornwall 2001 - Summer Exhibition, Moreton Contemporary Art, Pimlico, London 1999 - Artzone Showrooms, St James's, London 1999 - May; 4 British Artists, BBK Galleries, Kunstler House, Karlsruhre, Germany 1998 - London Contemporary Art Fair 1997 - A Road Less Travelled, Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal, Cumbria 1996 - 7th Open, Oriel Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales 1994 - Three Views, Byard Gallery, Nottingham 1992 - Nottinghamshire Artists, Palace of Culture, Poznan, Poland